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. >>> in russia an underground explosion at a coal mine killed at least 18 people. some 250 were in the mine at the time. authorities are blaming a builddown of methane gas. russian president vladimir putin sent his disaster minister to the mine to oversee the investigation. deadly accidents like this are fairly common in russia. just last month nine miners died in two incidents. >>> in the central asian nation of kazakhstan an unmanned cargo ship blasted off for the international space station. controllers tried a new trajectory that shortened the travel time and it arrived in less than six hours. usually it takes two days. along with food and freshwater the cargo ship is carrying letters from home for the crew of five. >>> in texas today thousands of people paid tribute to a retired navy seal who survived four tours of duty in iraq and was killed here in the u.s. chris kyle's wife was among those who offered a heartfelt eulogy. i stand before you a broken woman that i am now and always will be the wife of a man who is a warrior both on and off the battlefield. >> about 7,000 people gathere
through the sky of russia then exploded. that is the boom from the meteor's shock wave. it had the force of 20 atomic bombs and caused injury to thousands of people mostly from flying glass. about 3,000 buildings were damaged from the shock waves. most of the damage was broken glass. russian officials say more than a million square feet of glass was shattered. many people were out and about. while no deaths were reported the concern tonight is the cold temperatures which can be a serious problem with all of that shattered windows. that meteor came as astronomers watched a meteor come close to event. >> reporter: they're packing out the telescopes they brought out to view the asteroid. one as astronomer i talked to said that it's close to one of these hitting effort and it's going to be a disaster. >> it's rare for something this large to come this close. >> reporter: astronomer mchegan tracks asteroids. at its closest point the asteroid was 17,000 feet. >> anything closer than our moon is getting a little harry and this one was much closer than the moon. >> reporter: tonight a crowd ga
complaints about the noise they make. >>> russia says they've recovered 56 pieces of a meteor right. >> reporter: in frozen eastern russia collectors are rushing to find pieces of a meteorite. >> if it wasn't for us going out to recover them, they would have nothing. >> reporter: sliced open, some meteorites contain gems. the estimated ton meteor the biggest in the century, certainly the best documented ever also has an unprecedented history of destruction and injury. >> if it just slopped on the ground and didn't do any damage well it would be a lot cheaper. >> reporter: typically worth about $1 a gram, $500 a pound like art it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay. the chelubins meteorite could be worth hundreds of more. witnessed fall such as this one in romania 1868 and this one in peru make their meteorite more valuable. we see them as shooting stars but every day 15,000-tons of them hit earth, most are tiny. this meteorite was found in algeria 14 years ago but martinez says they are spread out all over the globe and the bay area. and if you know what you're looking for, y
papers claiming it was carrying general merchandise. >>> and in russia, 70 years ago the battle of stalingrad came to an end. it was one of the bloodiest battles in the history. 2million people died during that siege. one survivor said it was hell and young people should know that war is not a game. >>> today marks 10 years since the tragedy on board the space shuttle columbia. >> rick d. husband. william c. mcpool. >> the names of the 11 crew members on the columbia were named. >>> a state helicopter hoovering over a football game. the video posted to you tube that has prompted an investigation. >> our chief meteorologist bill martin updating his super bowl forecast. he's back in 10 minutes with the weekend ahead. >> this is our game, this is our house and this is our win. >> he is just 7 years old, but he has look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know h
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